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Superman Fan Podcast is currently featuring the silver age of Superman stories found in Action Comics, Superman, Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen, Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane and World's Finest Comics.

Superman Fan Podcast is currently featuring the silver age of Superman stories found in Action Comics, Superman, Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen, Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane and World's Finest Comics.

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Superman Fan Podcast is currently featuring the silver age of Superman stories found in Action Comics, Superman, Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen, Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane and World's Finest Comics.

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Episodes

Episode #396: Superman 2020: The Year In Review!

2/21/2021
Download Episode 396! NOTE: This episode is the 600th individual episode of the SUPERMAN FAN PODCAST. In the introduction I explain how this is the 600th episode when the episode number for this episode is different. ALSO: TwoMorrows Publishing is still conducting their CLEARANCE SALE of back issues, with discounts up to 80% off at TwoMorrows.com. It's time for our annual review of the current Superman titles I read that were published during 2020. - (9:05) After a comment from...

Duration:01:22:47

Episode #395 Part IV: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated April 1966: Action Comics #336!

2/7/2021
Download Episode 395 Part IV! NOTE: Listeners to this podcast know how much I enjoy comic book history (which is why I'm doing this podcast), and I've mentioned how much I enjoy the publications of TwoMorrows Publishing, even reviewing a number of their publications on past episodes. Right now, TwoMorrows is having a Clearance Sale, with selected items up to 80% OFF. I ordered two books, each at half price. If you enjoy comic book history as much as I do, check out their sale by clicking on...

Duration:01:40:53

Episode #395 Part III: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated April 1966: Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #92!

1/23/2021
Download Episode 395 Part III! SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 92, April 1966, was published on February 22, 1966. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan, inked by Sheldon Moldoff, and lettered by Ira Schnapp. - (5:08) After sharing a comment from last episode by Halk-Kar, I review the book, DC COMICS BEFORE SUPERMAN: MAJOR MALCOLM WHEELER-NICHOLSON'S PULP COMICS, written by his Granddaughter, Nicky...

Duration:01:14:41

Episode #395 Part II: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated April 1966: Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane #64!

11/12/2020
Download Episode 395 Part II! SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 64, April 1966, was released on February 10, 1966. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger, who was also the artist for both stories in this issue. - (4:43) Review of MARVELOCITY: THE MARVEL COMICS ART OF ALEX ROSS (312 pgs.), designed by Chip Kidd, photography by Geoff Spear, and an introduction by J. J. Abrams. - (6:33) MY PULL LIST...

Duration:01:14:41

Episode #395 Part I: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated April 1966: Superman #185!

10/24/2020
Download Episode 395 part I! SUPERMAN 185, April 1966, was published on February 3, 1966. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan, inked by George Klein and lettered by Ira Schnapp.- (3:57) After sharing another comment about the previous episode written by Halk-Kar, I review FROM GIRLS TO GRRRLZ (144 pgs.), was written by Trina Robbins and published by Chronicle Books in April of 1999. - (6:20) Then I review...

Duration:01:21:36

Episode #394 Part IV: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated March 1966: Action Comics #335!

9/1/2020
Action Comics 335, March 1966! Download Episode 394 Part IV! ACTION COMICS 335, March 1966, was published on January 27, 1966. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢.Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by George Klein, according to Mike's Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Sheldon Moldoff as the inker. Ira Schnapp was the letterer. - (2:51) Review of THE SPECTACULAR SISTERHOOD OF SUPERWOMEN:...

Duration:01:31:11

Episode #394 Part III: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated March 1966: World's Finest Comics #156!

8/16/2020
World's Finest Comics 156, March 1966! Download Episode 394 Part III! WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 156, March 1966, was published on January 25, 1966. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan, inked by Sheldon Moldoff and lettered by Ira Schnapp. - (3:53) After reading a comment about last episode by Halk-Kar, I review the book AL PLASTINO: LAST SUPERMAN STANDING: AN ILLUSTRATED BIOGRAPHY, written by Eddy Zeno and...

Duration:01:06:38

Episode #394 Part II: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated March 1966: Action Comics #334!

8/2/2020
Download Episode 394 Part II! ACTION COMICS 334, March 1966, was published on January 18, 1966. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and, according to Mike's Amazing World Of DC Comics, the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan and inked by Sheldon Moldoff, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Jim Mooney as the penciller of the center image, while Curt Swan pencilled the surrounding images, with the inker possibly either George Klein or Sheldon...

Duration:01:32:40

Episode #394 Part I: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated March 1966: Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #91!

7/26/2020
Download Episode 394 Part I! SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 91, March 1966, was published on January 13, 1966. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan, inked by George Klein and lettered by Ira Schnapp. - (4:00) Review of the artist biography, HERO GETS THE GIRL: THE LIFE AND ART OF KURT SCHAFFENBERGER by Mark Voger, with photos by Kathy Vogelsong and published by Twomorrows Publishing. - (6:30) MY PULL LIST,...

Duration:01:22:29

Episode #393: Denny O'Neil's Superman Stories!

7/12/2020
Download Episode 393! Denny O'Neil passed away on June 11, 2020. He was born on May 3, 1939. He was a comic book writer and editor who wrote for Charlton, DC and Marvel and was an editor at both Marvel and DC. When Julius Schwartz became editor of the SUPERMAN title after Mort Weisinger's retirement, he asked Denny O'Neil to become the new writer for the series. He only lasted for a year before asking editor Schwartz to take him off the title because he found it hard to relate to an...

Duration:01:29:56

Episode #392 Part IV: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated February 1966: Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane #63!

6/24/2020
Download Episode 392 Part IV! SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 63, February 1966, was published on December 23, 1965. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor. On the cover, Superman was drawn by Wayne Boring, while Kurt Schaffenberger drew Lana Lang and Lois Lane. - (10:17) After reading a comment from last episode, I review the book, PLANET DOONESBURY, 152 pgs., by G. B. Trudeau. - (14:05) MY PULL LIST, where I review the comic books I read which...

Duration:01:23:43

Episode #392 Part III: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated February 1966: Action Comics #333!

5/28/2020
Download Episode 392 Part III! ACTION COMICS 333, February 1966, was published on December 23, 1965. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan. According to Mike's Amazing World Of DC Comics George Klein was the inker, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Sheldon Moldoff as the inker. Ira Schnapp was the letterer. I remember seeing this cover in ads that appeared in some of the DC Comics I read back...

Duration:01:02:32

Episode #392 Part II: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated February 1966: Superman #184!

5/20/2020
Download Episode 392 Part II! SUPERMAN 184, February 1966, was published on December 16, 1965. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. The editor was Mort Weisinger, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan, inked by George Klein and lettered by Ira Schnapp. - (3:57) After sharing a comment about last episode from Halk-Kar, I review the book, THE ART AND INVENTIONS OF MAX FLEISCHER, AMERICAN ANIMATION PIONEER, by Ray Pointer, with a forward by Jerry Beck. This book was published...

Duration:01:08:39

Episode #392 Part I: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated February 1966: World's Finest Comics #155!

5/15/2020
Download Episode 392 Part 1! WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 155, February 1966, was published on December 9, 1965. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan, inked by George Klein and lettered by Ira Schnapp. This issue is a special one in my personal comic book collection, because it was the first comic book that I have any memory of my Dad buying for me. - (5:44) After sharing a comment posted at the end of last...

Duration:01:22:39

Episode #391 Part V: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated January 1966: Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen!

5/8/2020
Download Episode 391 Part V! SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN 90, January 1966, was published on November 25, 1965. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. The editor was Mort Weisinger, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan, inked by George Klein and lettered by Ira Schnapp. - (5:10) After reading a comment left at the end of last week's episode, I review the book, THE LEGION OF REGRETTABLE SUPERVILLAINS: ODDBALL CRIMINALS FROM COMIC BOOK HISTORY (253 pgs), written by John Morris...

Duration:01:21:37

Episode #391 Part IV: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated January 1966: Action Comics #332!

5/2/2020
Download Episode 391 Part IV! ACTION COMICS 332, January 1966, was published on November 25, 1965. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan. According to Mike's Amazing World Of DC Comics, George Klein was the inker, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Sheldon Moldoff as the inker. Ira Schnapp was the letterer. - (3:38) After reading a comment left at the bottom of last week's episode, I review the...

Duration:01:26:09

Episode #391 Part III: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated January 1966: Superman #183!

4/29/2020
Download Episode 391 Part III! SUPERMAN 183, January 1966, was published on November 18, 1965 It contained 80 pages for the cover price of 25¢. Because this issue contained 80 pages, it also carried the issue number of G-18. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan, inked by George Klein and lettered by Ira Schnapp. After reading an e-mail and comment from last week's episode, the stories covered were: - (8:39) CASE OF THE FUNNY PAPER CRIMES (13 pgs.),...

Duration:01:54:50

Episode #391 Part II: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated January 1966: Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane #62!

4/14/2020
Download Episode 391 Part II! SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE 62, January 1966, was published on November 11, 1965. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. The editor was Mort Weisinger, and the cover was drawn by Kurt Schaffenberger, who was also the artist for the story. - (3:25) I review HEROES & MONSTERS: THE UNOFFICIAL COMPANION TO THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN by Jess Nevins, published by Monkeybrain Books in 2003. For more information go to jessnevins.com. -...

Duration:01:15:43

Episode #391 Part I: Superman Comic Book Cover Dated January 1966: Superman #182!

6/29/2019
Download Episode 391 Part I! SUPERMAN 182, January 1966, was published on November 4, 1965. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan, according to Mike's Amazing World Of DC Comics, while the Grand Comic Book Database credits Curt Swan and Al Plastino as penciller for the cover. It does appear that Superman's face resembled Al Plastino's art style instead of Curt Swan's. The inker was George Klein and the...

Duration:01:12:22

Episode #390 Part IV: Superman Family Comic Book Cover Dated December 1965: World's Finest Comics #154!

6/3/2019
Download Episode 390 Part IV! WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 154, December 1965, was published on October 28, 1965. It contained 32 pages for the cover price of 12¢. Mort Weisinger was the editor, and the cover was pencilled by Curt Swan, inked by George Klein and lettered by Ira Schnapp. - (4:18) I review THE CAPED CRUSADE: BATMAN AND THE RISE OF NERD CULTURE by Glen Weldon, published by Simon & Shuster in 2016. - (8:05) THE SONS OF BATMAN AND SUPERMAN (16 pgs. divided into two eight page parts),...

Duration:01:10:16